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Tongue Fern Pyrrosia lingua

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
pih-ROH-zha LIN-gwa
Description

Long creeping rhizome; naturally occurs on rocks; prefers bright light; tolerates drought

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#specimen#epiphytic#winter interest
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#specimen#epiphytic#winter interest
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pyrrosia
    Species:
    lingua
    Family:
    Polypodiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China to Indo-China, South Korea, Nansei-shoto to Taiwan
    Climbing Method:
    Scrambler
    Edibility:
    medicinal
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Fern
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Mounding
    Prostrate
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Other/more complex
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Blade is leathery, lance shaped and tapers to a long pointed tip; lower blade is densely covered with persistent white to gray brown stellate hairs; stipe one fifth to one half the frond length.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Fairy Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Rabbits